Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1652, June 22nd, 2011




The recent trial of Bob Cordaro and A.J. Munchak has brought many options on public corruption in LuLac land. One of the most intriguing articles was from my fellow blogger Joe Valenti who wrote a piece this last Sunday that was economical in words but very heavy in message content. Here's what he had to write about stealing.

Lessons learned: Skrep was a piker
By: Joe Valenti
One thing I can tell you, Greg Skrepnak is a piker compared to his counter parts up in Lackawanna County.
And, yes, there are some very valuable lessons to be learned as the Cordaro & Munchak trial winds down.
As the old saying goes, if you’re going to rob and steal, rob and steel big.
For example, Skrepnak got bought off with a few flat screen TVs while Lackawanna County Commissioner Bob Cordaro, at one point allegedly took a $97,000 payoff, went to the car lot and bought a brand new car and SUV.
How ‘bout poor Bobby Rielly?
He was kicked back a measly few hundred bucks for a $3500 remodeling job while Codaro allegedly was kicked back cash with $100 bills stuffed in shoe box. There was even mention that there were bills larger than a hundred.
I didn’t even know they made anything larger than a hundred let alone actually lay my hands one.
Poor Jerry Bonner. He went down for accepting a $1500 suit. During that escapade one prominent power broker said, “Hell, I wish I knew all it took was a suit.”
In the mean time, Lackawanna County Commissioner Bob Codaro was surrounding himself with Playboy Bunnies, smoking cigars, playing golf and partying with Hugh Hefner at the Playboy mansion.
Boys and Girls: Please let this be a lesson to all the crooks in Luzerne County.

Joe Valenti is administrator of Pittston


At 12:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're in trouble if you are relying on as a source. This posting is factually inaccurate --- Bill Brace got the suit, not Bonner.

At 12:55 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

The article though does make a very good point. Go big or go home. Not that I'm advocating stealing mind you.

At 5:49 AM, Blogger PoorRichard said...

The only difference is that Skrep is on a short term vacation whild Codaro will be on Social Security when he see freedom.

At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A.J. Munchak was strongly pressured to flip on Bob. I bet he was offered at least limited immunity. When he didnt go along they went after him hard. I think he was railroaded and punished for not rolling over! Did you notice the way Bob thanked him? The man was a good citizen and a valueable member of the community for over 40years. Look at his record of service. I could be wrong of course, but after much thought this is what I have come to believe. Like many other people I just dont trust the government anymore. He made mistakes, but to be taken down by a man of more than questionable morals and intention is a sad statement on the overall situation.

At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every day Yonk. Remarkable job of thinking and commenting. Thanks for your work. Like Valenti too but your stuff is superb.


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